Park City Council is considering expanding their contaminated soils dumping near Hideout. In the November 13th hearing, the agenda included a report from staff on recommendations for further dumping just off SR248, across from the water treatment plant. The future soils repository will require a permit from the UDEQ and an administrative grading permit from the City’s Building Department.
Many large construction projects unearth contaminated soil that needs to be contained and stored safely. There are several sites where this contaminated soil can be disposed of, including waste facilities in Tooele or cities can create dumping sites closer to the construction area to save money on transportation costs. Park City is considering expanding this dumping site to accommodate soils from several upcoming development projects such as the Arts & Culture District, as well as other residential and non-profit projects. This proposal will add up to 100,000 square yards of additional contaminated soil at this location.
The staff report stated they anticipate submitting the UDEQ permit in December 2020. Their stated goal is to have the new soils repository and liner approved and accepting soils by July 2021.